I’m super excited to share a project that I’ve been working on with my husband and some close friends. It’s an animated web series for kids, called Space Cadets. We wanted to create a fun, engaging cartoon that would simply make kids laugh, and get them excited about science, technology, engineering, and math along the way.
The Space Cadets are a team of young explorers in space, made up of a space captain, an alien, and a robot. I provide the voice of Kiki Sky, fearless captain of the Spaceship Wifi. She’s my favorite character I’ve ever played, because she has a huge heart and she just wants to learn and see her fellow Space Cadets succeed. Plus, she’s silly, optimistic, and a great leader.
The first episode is available now, as well as the companion science experiment in which Captain Kiki makes her own sundial and shows kids how to make their own sundial with a paper plate and a pencil or straw — plus a printable Space Cadets coloring page.
I would LOVE to hear what you think of this web series. It’s new and we’re hoping it resonates with kids. Truly, if it makes them laugh, if they sing along, if they want to spend two minutes of their day with Captain Kiki and the Space Cadets, we’ll keep making more episodes and feel honored to be a source of fun (and hopefully learning, too!) Please comment away! New episodes and science experiments to come!